Fitness / Wellness


If you have a foot or feet, that turn out or in, are flat or have a high arch, are narrow or wide, bunions, corns, okay ANY foot variation really, they could be wreaking havoc on your knees, hips and even shoulders! Take a look at your feet, get really intimate with them and what they do.

They can be your best friend or worst enemy. Treat them well and everything up the chain will follow! I’m speaking from experience and from so much research. Years ago I fractured my foot, that lead so some knee pain, then, to the whole left side of my body being tight and frankly out of wack. Don’t lean into the fact that you have a foot issue on one side but your shoulder hurts on the other side. Trust me, everything is tightly connected and muscle things can criss-cross the body. Okay, now that you are totally depressed let me give you some suggestions for relief!

My top 3 suggestions::

  1. Roll your feet with an SMR tool, RAD tools are my go to’s. 
  2. Strengthen your feet, go barefoot more often. Do exercises to strengthen your feet. (If you need help in this arena look for a personal trainer or corrective exercise specialist who knows the ins and outs of feet). Of course go barefoot in safe areas where you will not end up with an injury. I’m almost always barefoot at home!
  3. Go to a shoe store that looks at your stride and make sure you are not exasperating the issue with your shoes. Some running stores will do a gate/stride analysis which is helpful to pick out the right shoe.

Please keep me updated on your foot journey!


About Author

Heather Hausman is a dedicated and passionate fitness professional with expertise in personal training, corrective exercise, and yoga instruction. With years of experience in the industry, Heather has developed a reputation for her commitment to helping individuals improve their overall health and well-being. As a certified personal trainer, Heather possesses a deep understanding of human anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics. She specializes in designing tailored fitness programs that address specific needs and goals, taking into account individual strengths, limitations, and any existing injuries. Heather's approach focuses on functional movement patterns, corrective exercises, and strength training, aiming to optimize her clients' physical performance and reduce the risk of future injuries. In addition to her personal training expertise, Heather is a certified corrective exercise specialist. She has a keen eye for identifying muscle imbalances, postural deviations, and movement dysfunctions. By assessing and addressing these issues, she helps her clients restore proper alignment, enhance mobility, and achieve optimal movement patterns. Heather's corrective exercise programs are designed to promote long-term muscular balance, joint stability, and overall functional fitness. Furthermore, Heather is a dedicated yoga teacher, guiding her clients on a journey of physical and mental well-being. She combines her knowledge of yoga philosophy, breath-work, and mindfulness with her understanding of biomechanics to create well-rounded and transformative yoga experiences. Heather's classes focus on improving flexibility, strength, balance, and inner calm, fostering a holistic approach to fitness and overall wellness. Heather is known for her empathetic and supportive approach, creating a safe and encouraging environment for her clients to achieve their fitness goals. She believes in the power of education and empowers her clients with the knowledge and tools necessary to make sustainable lifestyle changes. Heather's genuine passion for helping others, combined with her expertise in personal training, corrective exercise, and yoga instruction, makes her a trusted and invaluable resource for individuals seeking to improve their physical and mental well-being.